Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Acid wash nails

Hello. Hope you're all having a fabulous week. I am still on vacation, but I'll be back home tonight :)

Today I have a new technique that I tried a while back. "Acid Wash Nails". It's where you layer several different colored polishes and then take a Q-tip and dip it in acetone and go over the polish layers to create a cool design.

It didn't really turn out quite like I'd hoped. I think my layers were too thick so i didn't get the same effect that I'd seen around. It did turn out pretty neat though, don't you think?



The polishes I used were China Glaze Pool Party (bottom coat), China Glaze Sunshine Pop (middle/yellow), and the top layer was Julep Helena but when I put it over the yellow it turned it into more of a redish color instead of the neon purple that it really is. It kind of reminds me of fire.



What do you think? Have you ever tried the acid wash technique?

18 comments:

  1. Looks good! I'm hoping to try this technique soon in the future!

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  2. I think it looks amazing!It reminds me a little of flames!

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  3. I actually really like this! Instead of using a q-tip try using a paintbrush dipped in acetone to get more of a washed out look :)

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    1. Thank you for the tip, I'll definitely try that next time.

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  4. It looks good. I've never tried acid wash before. I have to give it a try, it looks really good.

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  5. Ooooh I like this a lot! I love these colors together! Fantastic job as always!

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  6. Really, really awesome!!!! I'm going to have to try this very soon. Probably one of my favorite nail art techniques I've seen thus far!

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    1. Thank you very much. You definitely need to try it, it's really cool and unique.

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  7. Have to try this. Awesome.

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  8. I actually think it turned out pretty awesome!

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  9. awesome... not just this one but everything, you're doing really a great job... so glad you were on kayla's blog and i found you :-D

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  10. But these look great! I have never tried it before and it looks like the ideal thing for somebody who is as lazy as I am:)

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    1. It's really pretty easy to do, I plan on trying it again soon.

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  11. How fun! I haven't seen this before.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I would love to hear any comments or questions you may have! :)